Jordie Benn

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Jordie Benn
Jordie Benn - Dallas Stars.jpg
Benn in October 2014.
Born (1987-07-26) July 26, 1987 (age 29)
Victoria, British Columbia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 204 lb (93 kg; 14 st 8 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Montreal Canadiens
Dallas Stars
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2008–present

Phillip Jordan Ellis "Jordie" Benn (born July 26, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League. He is the older brother of Dallas Stars forward and captain Jamie Benn.[1][2]

Playing career[edit]

Undrafted, Benn played in the British Columbia Hockey League with the Victoria Grizzlies. Originally signing a letter of intent with the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in 2006, Benn deferred and later opted to forgo a collegiate career to remain in Victoria and make his professional debut with the Victoria Salmon Kings of the ECHL in the 2008–09 season. With his younger brother, Jamie, cementing his role as a prominent forward for the Dallas Stars, Benn secured his unconventional pathway up the ranks through the Stars' affiliate's in the ECHL and American Hockey League.

Dallas Stars[edit]

After the 2010–11 season with the Texas Stars, Benn signed his first NHL contract in agreeing to a one-year, two-way deal with the Dallas Stars on July 2, 2011.[3] In the following 2011–12 season, on January 3, 2012, Benn made his NHL debut against the Detroit Red Wings. He recorded his first NHL point, also assisted by Jamie on a goal by Loui Eriksson.[4]

As an impending free agent following the 2015–16 season, Benn opted to remain with the Stars, signing a three-year, $3.3 million contract on June 24, 2016.[5]

Montreal Canadiens[edit]

In the midst of the 2016–17 season, Benn's tenure with the Stars came to an end after 7 years, as he was traded prior to the deadline to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Greg Pateryn and a fourth-round draft pick in 2017 on February 27, 2017.[6] On March 4, 2017 Benn scored his first goal with the Canadiens in a 4-1 victory against New York Rangers in Madison Square Garden.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Peninsula Panthers VIJHL 9 2 3 5 2
2004–05 Peninsula Panthers VIJHL 45 5 21 26 35
2004–05 Victoria Salsa BCHL 4 0 1 1 6 1 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Victoria Salsa BCHL 55 5 20 25 61 16 1 5 6 6
2006–07 Victoria Grizzlies BCHL 53 4 37 41 62 11 1 7 8 22
2007–08 Victoria Grizzlies BCHL 60 15 32 47 78 11 2 8 10 8
2008–09 Victoria Salmon Kings ECHL 55 1 11 12 26 3 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Allen Americans CHL 45 9 9 18 55 20 2 9 11 12
2010–11 Texas Stars AHL 60 2 10 12 39 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Texas Stars AHL 62 9 23 32 33
2011–12 Dallas Stars NHL 3 0 2 2 0
2012–13 Texas Stars AHL 43 7 14 21 33 7 0 0 0 10
2012–13 Dallas Stars NHL 26 1 5 6 10
2013–14 Dallas Stars NHL 78 3 17 20 30 6 0 0 0 2
2014–15 Dallas Stars NHL 73 2 14 16 34
2015–16 Dallas Stars NHL 64 3 9 12 21 1 0 0 0 4
2016–17 Dallas Stars NHL 58 2 13 15 24
2016–17 Montreal Canadiens NHL 13 2 0 2 4 6 0 0 0 6
NHL totals 315 13 60 73 123 13 0 3 3 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jordie Benn player profile". Eliteprospects.com. 2011-11-02. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  2. ^ "Stars' Jordie Benn stepping out of brother Jamies shadow". Toronto Sun. 2014-01-23. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  3. ^ "Jordie Benn and Ryan Garbutt signed by Stars". Dallas Stars. 2011-07-02. Retrieved 2017-02-03. 
  4. ^ "Sports Update – Americans alum Benn makes NHL debut". scntx.com. 2012-01-03. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  5. ^ "Dallas Stars sign Jamie Benn". Dallas Stars. 2016-06-24. Retrieved 2016-06-24. 
  6. ^ "Canadiens acquire Jordie Benn from Stars". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2017-02-27. Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  7. ^ "Canadiens ease to victory over Rangers". National Hockey League. 2017-03-04. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 

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